Tuesday, November 20, 2007

2008 Primary and Caucus Calendar

State Presidential Primary and Caucus Dates (By way of Project Vote Smart)

Updated 10/25/2007

State Democrat Republican
Alabama02/05/200802/05/2008
Alaska02/05/200802/05/2008
Arizona02/05/200802/05/2008
Arkansas02/05/200802/05/2008
California02/05/200802/05/2008
Colorado02/05/200802/05/2008
Connecticut02/05/200802/05/2008
Delaware02/05/200802/05/2008
District of Columbia02/12/200802/12/2008
Florida01/29/200801/29/2008
Georgia02/05/200802/05/2008
Hawaii02/19/2008
Idaho02/05/200805/27/2008
Illinois02/05/200802/05/2008
Indiana05/06/200805/06/2008
Iowa01/14/200801/03/2008
Kansas02/09/200802/05/2008
Kentucky05/20/200805/20/2008
Louisiana02/09/200802/09/2008
Maine02/10/200802/01/2008
Maryland02/12/200802/12/2008
Massachusetts03/04/200803/04/2008
Michigan01/15/200801/15/2008
Minnesota02/05/200802/05/2008
Mississippi03/11/200803/11/2008
Missouri02/05/200802/05/2008
Montana02/05/200806/03/2008
Nebraska05/13/200805/13/2008
Nevada01/19/200801/19/2008
New HampshireTBDTBD
New Jersey02/05/200802/05/2008
New Mexico02/05/200806/03/2008
New York02/05/200802/05/2008
North Carolina05/06/200805/06/2008
North Dakota02/05/200802/05/2008
Ohio03/04/200803/04/2008
Oklahoma02/05/200802/05/2008
Oregon05/20/200805/20/2008
Pennsylvania04/22/200804/22/2008
Rhode Island03/04/200803/04/2008
South Carolina01/29/200801/26/2008
South Dakota06/03/200806/03/2008
Tennessee02/05/200802/05/2008
Texas03/04/200803/04/2008
Utah02/05/200802/05/2008
Vermont03/04/200803/04/2008
Virginia02/12/200802/12/2008
Washington02/19/200802/19/2008
West Virginia05/13/200805/13/2008
Wisconsin02/19/200802/19/2008
Wyoming03/08/200801/05/2008
Sources: http://www.nass.org

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Larkin Street Needs Your Help!

Looking for a worthy cause to donate money and/or items to? Larkin Street is a great organization in San Francisco that helps homeless youth. They are of course in need of money, but are also looking for many different types of donations as well.

Items can be mailed or dropped off at:

1138 Sutter Street, between Polk and Larkin in San Francisco

They are in need of the following to distribute to needy teens:

Gifts:
-MP3 players
-Backpacks
-Umbrellas
-Muni tokens, BART passes
-Journals
-Small appliances

Household items:
-Alarm clocks
-Bedding
-Towels
-Pots and pans
-Dishes

Personal Care Items:
-Toothbrushes/toothpaste
-Deoderant
-Lip balm
-Shampoo/conditioner
-Lotion
-Hair dryers
-Brushes/combs

Clothing:
-Especially plus size
-Jackets
-Coats
-Sweatshirts, especially with hoods
-Shoes, sneakers
-Jeans/pants
-Knit caps, gloves, scarves
-Socks/underwear

Gift cards are also greatly appreciated!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

If you're in New York, check out this great conference

Conference announcement via NAMC: National Association of Mother's Center's

NAMC Presents at Freedom On Our Terms Conference

Linda Lisi Juergens, Executive Director of the National Association of Mothers' Centers and founding member of the MOTHERS Coordinating Council will bespeaking at the Freedom On Our Terms Conference taking place November 10th-11th in New York City.


This conference celebrates the 30th anniversary of the 1977 National Women's Conference in Houston that was the first and only time the federal government authorized and financed a national gathering "to promote equal rights, equal opportunities and equal responsibilities for women."


The Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, along with 60 other women's organizations are offering this conference to reignite the fight for equality. Linda will be presenting on a panel entitled "Redefining Family: The Evolving Role of Women and the Expanding Role of Government" on Saturday, Nov. 10th, from 5:00 -6:15pm (Hunter College, New York City; Hunter West Classroom 609). Jennifer Chrisler, Executive Director of the Family Equality Council, will chair the workshop. Other panelists include: Susan Wefald, Vice President for Programs, Ms. Foundation for Women; Benita Miller, Founder and Executive Director of The Brooklyn Young Mother's Collective; and Susan Horowitz from the Community Planning Department of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


Other speakers include Liz Abzug, Founder & President of the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, Carol Jenkins, President of the Women's Media Center, Gloria Steinm, Rosie O'Donnell, NOW President, Kim Gandy and many others.


Please join us. Come out to meet NAMC board members and MOTHERS Coordinating Council members who will be in attendance. To register for this event, visit www.abzuginstitute.org or call 212-650-3071. Registration is $50.

Freedom on our terms Conference